The need for ongoing, intensive management intervention into peoples’ daily performance in the workplace, is the price many organisations pay for having a poorly developed and undefined workplace culture.
The less people know the culture they work in, with its values, expected behaviours, shared motivational purpose and sense of social belonging, the more work managers have to do everyday to monitor and ‘manage’ performance.
Clarity about your company culture is important to your business as it literally determines your level of performance. The more clarity your people have about your company culture, the more certainty they will have about the answers to such questions as;
· Why we are here,
· Who we are striving to be for the customer,
· What motivates us as a people,
· How we can enhance our efforts and abilities,
· Which behaviours work and which do not,
· How to adjust effusively to an ever-changing world
The more certainty they have about the answers to these questions as a result of understanding the culture, the less micro-management supervisors, team managers and department heads will have to repeatedly indulge in.
Cultural Question To Consider.
How much clarity does everyone in your organisation have about the company’s culture?